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Picture of BBC presenter Dominic Littlewood in high-vis outside the Rugby Radio/Houlton School project

BBC puts the focus on the Morgan Sindall Construction teams building Britain

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Morgan Sindall Construction is centre stage in the latest episode of BBC One’s Dom Digs In, a factual series that shines a light on the industries that are vital to keeping the country functioning well.

Presenter Dominic Littlewood was shown how today’s construction projects are delivered by joining the Morgan Sindall Construction team at two sites.

The show, which aired on Thursday May 6, saw Dom visit the mixed patient clinical services and medical education facility that Morgan Sindall Construction is creating at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, which is located on the St Thomas’ Hospital campus. He also worked alongside the Morgan Sindall Construction project team transforming a Grade II-listed radio transmission station into a secondary school in Houlton, near Rugby. Houlton School will have a capacity for 1,200 students when the new term starts in September 2021.

Picture of BBC presenter Dominic Littlewood and the Headteacher of Houlton School outside the front of the Houlton School construction site
BBC presenter Dominic Littlewood, pictured with Michael McCulley, Principal Designate at Houlton School, where Morgan Sindall Construction is currently on site.

At the site of the new medical facility in central London, Dom was tasked with helping to erect its steel structure and plays a role in fixing one of the approximately 2,000 steel sections that will be installed. He was then given an insight into the level of detail required to plan such a development by looking at the project’s blueprints and learning how significant even small changes can be.

The show’s school visit saw Dom carry out a number of tasks under supervision, including bricklaying, plastering and flooring. During the day’s lunchbreak he also explored other important issues in the construction sector, such as different routes into the industry and the challenges of managing multiple teams during a large-scale development.

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Richard Dobson, Morgan Sindall Construction’s Area Director for London, said: “We’re grateful for the BBC’s interest and I enjoyed showing Dom around and introducing him to our team. The valuable role the construction industry plays is not always recognised but hospitals and schools are fundamental in all communities. We are very proud of what we do and the positive impacts we have as a business. Construction is not just about bricks and mortar – it’s about skills, jobs, communities and, through it all, creating better spaces for us all to live, work and learn.”
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